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19:12 04/05/2022
Mystical 'Doctor Strange' returns in 'scariest' Marvel film ever

Walt Disney Co's (DIS.N) Marvel Studios takes a turn into horror territory in a new "Doctor Strange" movie that begins its global rollout in theaters on Wednesday. Benedict Cumberbatch stars in "Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness," a follow-up to a 2016 film that introduced the neurosurgeon-turned-sorcerer to the big screen. "I would definitely say it's the darkest and scariest that this lot (Marvel) have made," Cumberbatch said of the new film.

Source: reuters.com

18:00 04/05/2022
Burundi says 10 troops killed in attack on AU base in Somalia

Ten Burundian peacekeepers were killed in Tuesday's attack by Al-Shabaab jihadists on an African Union (AU) base in Somalia, Burundi's army said Wednesday. Twenty-five soldiers were also injured and five are missing while 20 Al-Shabaab militants were killed, it said in a statement.

Source: france24.com

17:20 04/05/2022
Hepatitis detected in nearly 300 children worldwide

Nearly 300 probable cases of children with severe hepatitis have been detected in 20 countries worldwide, with some in South East Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. Health officials around the world are investigating a mysterious increase in cases of the liver condition which was first spotted in the UK. A common virus called adenovirus, which has rebounded after the pandemic, could be causing the surge. One death has been reported by the WHO.

Source: bbc.com

16:08 04/05/2022
Northern Ireland set to vote in election poised to make history

Voters in Northern Ireland are set to go to the polls on Thursday in an election that could make history. This is because Sinn Féin, an Irish nationalist party that supports the reunification of Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland, is widely predicted to secure the majority of the votes and as such become entitled to the post of first minister. It would be the first time in the history of the state that a nationalist has held this role instead of Unionist politicians, who favour Northern Ireland remaining part of the United Kingdom.

Source: aljazeera.com

15:11 04/05/2022
For the first time in 200 years, people on this Canadian island will be without a doctor

Fogo Island will lose its only full-time physician in June, leaving the community to journey six hours away to find care.

Source: theguardian.com

14:01 04/05/2022
40 million more faced acute hunger in 2021: UN

The number of people facing hunger rose to 193 million last year as conflict, climate change and economic crises ravaged people's livelihoods, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization said Wednesday.

Source: france24.com

12:55 04/05/2022
Dortmund loanee Knauff becoming Frankfurt's Europa League star

Ansgar Knauff only joined Eintracht Frankfurt on loan in January, but his goals against Barcelona and West Ham have helped put Eintracht Frankfurt on the verge of the Europa League final. Frankfurt need only a draw at home to West Ham in Thursday's semi-final second leg to reach their first European final in 42 years.

Source: france24.com

11:54 04/05/2022
Dave Chappelle: US comedian attacked on stage in Los Angeles

US stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage on Tuesday during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Clips shared on social media showed someone running into the star. Further videos appeared to show the comic apparently unharmed after returning to the stage at the Netflix Is A Joke Festival. Chappelle faced criticism and protests last year when his Netflix special was accused of being transphobic. After returning to the stage on Tuesday, the 48-year-old joked: "It was a trans man."

Source: bbc.com

11:04 04/05/2022
Amber Heard has PTSD from partner violence: doctor at Depp trial

Actress Amber Heard suffers from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of "intimate partner violence" from her former husband, "Pirates of the Caribbean" star Johnny Depp, a psychologist testified on Tuesday. Dawn Hughes, a clinical and forensic psychologist, also said that Depp suffered from "obsessive control" and "obsessive jealousy" issues towards Heard during their "highly volatile" relationship.

Source: france24.com

10:23 04/05/2022
UK army investigating 'fake priest' breach near queen's castle

The British army said on Tuesday it had launched an investigation after reports that a man who was pretending to be a priest spent a night at a barracks with soldiers tasked with protecting Queen Elizabeth near her Windsor Castle home.

Source: reuters.com

10:00 04/05/2022
North Korea launches ballistic missile in 14th test this year

North Korea has fired ballistic missile towards its east coast, according to South Korea’s military, about a week after the North said it would develop its nuclear capabilities “at the fastest possible speed”. Pyongyang is ratcheting up the diplomatic pressure on its regional neighbours as well as the United States.

Source: aljazeera.com

20:23 03/05/2022
Extreme heat kills at least 25 in India’s Maharashtra state

India’s western state of Maharashtra has registered 25 deaths from heat stroke since late March, the highest toll in the past five years, with more fatalities likely elsewhere in a country sweltering in temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius. Scientists have linked the early onset of an intense summer to climate change, and say more than a billion people in India and neighbouring Pakistan were in some way vulnerable to the extreme heat.

Source: aljazeera.com

19:28 03/05/2022
Lab-grown 'human milk' may be just three years away

Breast milk is the perfect food for babies but not all mothers are able to breastfeed, and with adoption or surrogacy, parents don't have the option. BIOMILQ The North Carolina-based startup is working to create "human milk" outside of the body. The idea first came to co-founder and chief science officer Leila Strickland in 2013, after she heard about the world's first lab-grown burger. A cell biologist by training, Strickland wondered if similar technology could be used to culture human milk-producing cells, she tells CNN Business.
 

18:00 03/05/2022
Catalonia plans law to protect historic shops as rents soar

The Catalan government is to introduce a law to protect historic businesses as soaring rents and the pandemic have forced many of the region’s landmark shops and bars to close. Shopfronts and other details that are more than 100 years old are already protected but the pioneering legislation goes further, with shop owners in listed premises having to ask permission if they want to change its commercial activity. In short, if a patisserie closes it will ideally reopen as a patisserie.

Source: theguardian.com

17:38 03/05/2022
Veteran Mueller extends Bayern contract

Thomas Mueller has extended his contract with Bayern Munich until 2024, it was announced on Tuesday, with the Germany international set to spend his entire professional career at the Bundesliga champions, who he joined as a 10-year-old.

Source: france24.com

16:41 03/05/2022
WHO warns most adults in Europe are overweight or obese

About 59 percent of adults in Europe are overweight or obese, according to the 2022 Regional Obesity Report presented by the World Health Organization (WHO). The data gathered in the WHO European region and presented on Tuesday said the problem affects more men than women, with 63 percent of men carrying excessive weight compared with 54 percent of women.

Source: aljazeera.com

15:40 03/05/2022
Eight die in Iran after drinking homemade alcohol

Eight people have died after drinking tainted homemade alcohol in the Iranian city of Bandar Abbas, local media say. Another 51 people were being treated in hospitals for alcohol poisoning, local health official Dr Fatemeh Nowruzian told a news conference. Seventeen of them were in a critical condition in intensive care, while 30 were undergoing dialysis, she added. Police said they had arrested eight people on suspicion of producing and distributing the alcohol.

Source: bbc.com

14:55 03/05/2022
Al Shabaab attacks African Union camp in Somalia, 3 killed – resident

Somalia's al Shabaab group attacked an African Union mission troop camp in the Shabelle region in the centre of the country, a local elder and the group said on Tuesday, and another resident said three civilians had died in the crossfire. The resident, who lives in a village near the scene, later said he saw two helicopters flying by and gunfire coming from them.

Source: reuters.com

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13:15
Armenian Foreign Ministry reacts to reports about Zelenskyy's possible visit
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13:02
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U.S. State Dept: Russia not concerned about Armenia’s interests
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12:04
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11:26
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17:00
Azeris destroy sculptures in Artsakh capital
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16:30
Cellist Astrig Siranossian plays Komitas at Panthéon in Paris
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15:56
Kremlin: Putin did not talk with Pashinyan about Armenia's CSTO membership
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15:33
Armenian community of Jerusalem initiates legal action to protect Cows' Garden
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15:05
Armenian defense minister warns of risk of Azerbaijani attack
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14:32
Kremlin seeks clarity from Armenia over CSTO
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13:35
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13:00
CSTO responds to Pashinyan's statement on membership suspension
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12:30
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11:45
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11:35
European Parliament to discuss visa liberalization resolution with Armenia next week
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11:19
French army minister arrives in Armenia
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